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Ethics

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  • In South Bay Assembly race, state ethics agency fuels campaign fodder

    Most of the back-and-forth in a hotly-contested state Assembly race in the South Bay has been on typical political fare: taxes, education, local jobs. But recently, the race between incumbent Democrat Al Muratsuchi and his Republican challenger, David...
  • Palm Beach County considers changes to ethics rules

    Palm Beach County considers changes to ethics rules
    Changes could be coming to Palm Beach County ethics rules put in place five years ago after a string of local government corruption scandals. One proposed change would allow someone facing an ethics violation to ask for an independent officer to handle...
  • Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

    Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus
    Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “...
  • For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?

    For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?
    James Connell, a public defender for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, says he believes every life is worth living. Yet, he is willing to help Ballard in his desire to waive his appeals and be put to death for massacring four people in a Northampton...
  • Property values tick up We're still below 2007 levels, but Broward overall rises 7.2 percent, above expectations

    Broward County property values exceeded expectations this year, rising 7.2 percent, another sign of the rebounding real estate market. Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the annual tax roll Friday, posting the third straight increase after...
  • 'Good Wife' creators talk about going behind bars for Season 6

    'Good Wife' creators talk about going behind bars for Season 6
     "The Good Wife" roller coaster, it turns out, isn't quite done with the twists. After a full-strength fifth season — manhandled desks! Will's death! A question-ending cliffhanger! — it seemed the high-anxiety tension would ease up for...
  • Off to 4-0 start, Mount Saint Joseph football set for conference play

    Off to 4-0 start, Mount Saint Joseph football set for conference play
    After a string of five losing seasons, Mount Saint Joseph's football players resolved during the offseason to create a new identity for their Gaels program this fall — one that would bring winning back. Their work ethic combined with a more...
  • Dad pleads: Don't let health insurance offer my daughters birth control!

    Dad pleads: Don't let health insurance offer my daughters birth control!
    Remember the prediction that the Supreme Court’s decision to let Hobby Lobby opt out of Obamacare contraception coverage would open the floodgates for more of the same? Well, it’s not a flood, but it is a one-man trickle. A Missouri...
  • Should you ignore the stench in a crowded subway car?

    A crowded subway car can bring out some curious behavior. Not long ago, as the subway train pulled into a downtown station in a Northeast city in the U.S., a group of riders got on board. There were no seats available and little standing room remained. A...
  • Former Cicero candidate gets 2-day suspension from job with attorney general

    Former Cicero candidate gets 2-day suspension from job with attorney general
    An employee with the Illinois attorney general’s office was suspended for two days after the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission found she violated office policy with actions related to her unsuccessful bid for Cicero town president in 2013. ...
  • Simon hits Topinka on aides' lucrative 2nd jobs

    Simon hits Topinka on aides' lucrative 2nd jobs
    Democratic challenger Sheila Simon on Thursday criticized Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka for her role as president of a federally funded nonprofit that paid two key comptroller staffers more than $50,000 a year for part-time work on top of their...